High harmonic distortion in a new building due to a multitude of electronic equipment

R.B. Timens, Frederik Johannes Karel Buesink, V. Cuk, J.F.G. Cobben, W.L. Kling, Frank Bernardus Johannes Leferink

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    Abstract

    In modern buildings virtually all electric loads are non-linear. Neither the applicable standards for supply of electrical energy nor those for consumption of electrical energy take into account the replacement of linear loads by non-linear loads. Low power equipment is exempted in standards assuming that all other (linear) loads dominate the power quality. In modern buildings there is a huge number of non-linear loads in lighting, monitor, computer and small power supplies and only a very limited number (or no) conventional linear loads. This is causing unacceptable interference with costly consequences. This paper analyzes current standards and the (exemptions for) harmonic current consumption of modern devices. The increase in harmonic distortion in a new building due to a multitude of non-linear equipment is shown. This forced the owner of the building to make costly changes in the power supply network.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    Pages393-398
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0810-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2011
    Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2011 - Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States
    Duration: 14 Aug 201119 Aug 2011

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

    Conference

    Conference2011 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2011
    Abbreviated titleEMC
    CountryUnited States
    CityLong Beach
    Period14/08/1119/08/11

    Keywords

    • METIS-278836
    • EWI-20604
    • IR-78142

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